The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are twenty-eight (28) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. It is noteworthy to mention that the long holiday weekend led to delayed reporting from private laboratories. Hence, the twenty-eight (28) additional COVID-19 cases recorded today appear to be a deviation from the recent trend. In the coming days, the Ministry of Health will seek to work with private laboratories to ensure timely submissions of subsequent daily reports. Moreover, the additional twenty-eight (28) confirmed cases bring the total number of confirmed cases to five thousand one hundred ninety-one (5,191).
There have been three thousand nine hundred sixty-four (3,964) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, six hundred fifty-eight (658) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, one hundred sixty (160) confirmed cases in Abaco, fifty-six (56) confirmed cases in Bimini, thirty-three (33) confirmed cases in Exuma, thirty (30) confirmed cases in Eleuthera, nineteen (19) confirmed cases in Inagua, seventeen (17) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, twelve (12) confirmed cases in Long Island, ten (10) confirmed cases in Andros, nine (9) confirmed cases in Cat Island, seven (7) confirmed cases in Acklins, five (5) confirmed cases in Crooked Island, three (3) confirmed cases in Mayaguana, and two hundred eight (208) confirmed cases with locations pending.
The breakdown of the new cases by island is as follows:
Investigations are ongoing, and health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases. The Ministry of Health also confirms the death of a forty-six (46) year old female of New Providence who passed away on 12th October, 2020. The Ministry of Health also confirms two (2) additional non-COVID related deaths and one (1) more death under investigation.
These unfortunate deaths increase the confirmed death toll to one hundred nine (109), increases the non-COVID related death toll to twenty-two (22) and the deaths under investigation now stand at fifteen (15). To date, twenty-four thousand seven hundred fifty-eight (24,758) tests have been completed. Hospitalized cases increased to one hundred six (106). Further, there were one hundred (100) recovered cases so that the total recovered cases now tally at three thousand seventy-eight (3,078). The public is reminded to practice the following measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19:
wear a face mask when you leave home;
maintain a physical distance of six (6) feet from others;
wash your hands often with soap and water for at least twenty (20) seconds, and if soap
and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least seventy
percent (70%) alcohol;
cover your cough or sneeze in your inner elbow or with a tissue; and
clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces such as phones, remote controls, counters, doorknobs, and keyboards.
Do your part to prevent the spread of COVID-19.